Mount Aberdeen
3152m (10342ft.)

Located between Paradise Creek and upper Louise Creek; 4 km SSW of Lake Louise. Banff Park, Alberta
Latitude 51; 22; 40 Longitude 116; 14; 50, Topo map 82N/08

Panorama viewpoint: Upper Bow Valley. Can be seen from Highways 1 and 93N

Named by J.J. McArthur in 1897. Gordon, Lord John Campbell (Lord Gordon was the Marquis of Aberdeen and the Governor General of Canada from 1893 to 1898. He visited Lake Louise in 1893.) Official name. Other names Hazel Peak

First ascended in 1894 by Samuel E.S. Allen, L.F. Frissel, Walter D. WilcoxJournal reference CAJ 1-330; AJ 18-109.

Photo: Haddo Peak (left) and Mount Aberdeen from the north on the Icefields Parkway at Herbert Lake
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Other Information
Photo: Mount Aberdeen from the northeast on the summit of Fairview Mountain (courtesy Rienk Lakeman)

Located in the upper part of the Lake Louise valley across Lefroy Glacier from the much higher Mount Lefroy, Mount Aberdeen features an attractive glacier on its northern slopes that overlook the trail to Plain of the Six Glaciers.

Lord John Campbell Gordon was the Marquis of Aberdeen as well as the Governor General of Canada from 1893 until 1898. During the first year of his term he visited Lake Louise and the mountain was named in his honour by James J. McArthur in 1897. Prior to 1897 it was referred to as Hazel peak but there is no record of who Hazel was.

Its ascent in 1894 by Samuel Allen, L.F. Frissel, and Walter Wilcox was the second in the Lake Louise area. Collier Peak had been climbed 1893.

Climbing Routes
East Slope (Normal Route) II
Gaining the Haddo-Aberdeen col up the Aberdeen Glacier provides the majority of the climbing. There is nothing too technical, making it a good introduction to this type of climbing which explains its popularity. A bonus - the approach is short, and the descent(s) are straightforward. Can easily be combined with an ascent of Haddo in a single day. Dougherty, Selected Alpine Climbs page 88
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